"""The Philanthropist"" chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire playboy-turned-vigilante/philanthropist. James Purefoy (""Rome"") stars as Teddy Rist, a successful tycoon whose ... See full summary »
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...  Teddy Rist 8 episodes, 2009
...  Olivia Maidstone 8 episodes, 2009
...  Dax Vahagn 8 episodes, 2009
...  A.J. / ... 8 episodes, 2009
...  Philip Maidstone 8 episodes, 2009
James Albrecht ...  Gerard Kim 6 episodes, 2009
...  Chima Balo 4 episodes, 2009
...  Julia Rist 3 episodes, 2009
3 episodes, 2009
...  The Dealer 2 episodes, 2009
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"""The Philanthropist"" chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire playboy-turned-vigilante/philanthropist. James Purefoy (""Rome"") stars as Teddy Rist, a successful tycoon whose life is forever changed after rescuing a young boy during a hurricane in the Nigerian town he was visiting. Rist is spontaneous and impulsive and quickly decides to channel his passion, power and money into helping those in need. A man who has everything but feels nothing, Rist keeps his adrenaline pumping by putting his business acumen and money-making skills to good use by bargaining with the self-righteous as he makes deals with drug barons and trading with the nefarious. Jesse L. Martin (NBC's ""Law & Order"") plays Philip Maidstone, Teddy's business partner and friend, and Neve Campbell (""Party of Five," "Burn Up"") plays Olivia, Philip's wife who also runs the charitable foundation set up by the two billionaires. Lindy Booth (""The 4400""), Michael Kenneth Williams (""The Wire""), Krista Allen ...

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Making his fortune was easy. Giving it away will be the hard part. See more »


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Inspired by the hands-on philanthropy of Bobby Sager. See more »

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Return or Cancellation?
9 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

I really liked this show. I only recently watched the last couple of shows that I had missed online. I'll admit that the main reason I tuned in in the first place was out of curiosity because I liked James Purefoy in "Rome." While it would be nice to see the show return (even if it's only a summertime thing), it probably won't, because I know the networks. Every time they come up with a new & interesting concept for a TV show, they promptly cancel it in favor of the same, tired old recycled garbage they they've been spitting out for decades.

I've tried searching for info on it, but I can't locate any info about it on the web. So I'll just assume that the network killed it and move on...


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